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  • October 18, 2017

    Texas State Sen.'s Securities Fraud Trial Abruptly Shelved

    Next week's planned trial of a Texas state senator for fracking-related securities fraud was abruptly called off by a judge Wednesday — over the strident objections of the lawmaker — after a co-defendant's lawyer announced he could no longer ethically represent his client.

  • October 18, 2017

    Judge Can't Dodge Training Ban During Probe, NJ Argues

    New Jersey's judicial administrator on Tuesday urged a federal judge to deny a state judge's request to attend a professional training program next month, arguing that he's barred from work duties while judiciary officials probe misconduct allegations against him.

  • October 18, 2017

    Atty, CEO Plead Guilty Over $86M Pump-And-Dump Scheme

    Two men accused of participating in an $86 million pump-and-dump scheme involving the stock of medical billing firm CodeSmart Holdings Inc. each pled guilty to a securities-fraud conspiracy charge in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday.

  • October 18, 2017

    3rd Circ. Says Investors' Atty Hid Info, Buries $30M Award

    The Third Circuit determined Wednesday that a New Jersey bankruptcy court was right to throw out a $30 million judgment against a Wall Street stockbroker accused of fraud, saying in its precedential ruling that the investors’ attorney had deliberately withheld key information about a separate settlement.

  • October 18, 2017

    Tribal Lenders Look To Avoid Taint Of Racer's $2B Fraud

    The conviction of auto racer Scott Tucker and his attorney on Friday over a $2 billion payday lending fraud paints the tribal lending businesses embroiled in the scheme in a harsh light, ratcheting up pressure on other lending tribes to show their operations are legitimate and have controls in place that could head off a similar mess.

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